POKER RUN on Saturday, April 22nd, at Thunderbird Harley Davidson
Will Benefit Scholarships for Future Facility Managers
PLAN NOW to join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for our 3rd Annual Poker Run and Car & Bike Show on Saturday morning, April 22nd, as we ride, roll, and network with each other to raise money for our scholarship funds at UNM and CNM.
ANY BIKE OR CAR WELCOME! CUSTOM OR STOCK! CLASSIC OR CLUNKER! COME JOIN THE FUN.
No ride? No kidding? Stop on by and meet your friends from FMANM anyway.Please contact Carolee@fmanm.com if you would like to volunteer to help. Door prize donations welcome!
START at Thunderbird Harley Davidson, 5000 Alameda Blvd. NE, with registration opening at 10 am , last vehicle out by 11:30 am.
DEPART for stops. Proceed in ANY order:
Cort Furniture 5901 Pan Am Freeway (South)
Affordable Solar 4840 Pan American Frontage
FacilityBUILD 5904 Florence Av NE
TP Pump 1824 2nd Street NW
Ace Asphalt 3530 Broadway SE
END back at Thunderbird Harley Davidson no later than 1 pm when Car & Bike Show judging begins. Live music! Food and beverage trucks! Visit the showroom and check out the 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycles!
Cost for the event: $30 per poker hand if paid in advance (Click Here ro register) or $35 CASH ONLY, day of the event.
SEE YOU APRIL 22ND! LET’S HAVE FUN AND MAKE SOME SCHOLARSHIP MONEY.
The Science and Benefits of Vibration Analysis and
Precision Alignment Explored at March Meeting
Members and guests of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico gathered in March to learn how to keep mechanical equipment running in peak condition by performing vibration analysis, balancing, and alignment for mechanical equipment, reducing downtime, increasing productivity, and improving a facility budget’s bottom line.
The importance of these critical procedures, including vibration testing, acceptance testing, dynamic balancing, and precision alignment where explained byPatrick Pickett with Kinetic Improvement, an Albuquerque-based business, who educated the group on why production plants, universities, hospitals, mechanical contractors and facility managers use these services to help their expensive mechanical equipment run as intended.
Next month you will receive a phone call or an email from a member of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico’s “Golf Gang” asking you to pledge your support for our 7th Annual Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tournament, held again this year at the beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course on Friday, July 28th, 2017, with an 9 am tee time.
Because we know times are still tough and everyone has only so much “fun money” to allocate, MARK JULY 28 on your calendar today. Ask anyone who has attended this event: it is one of the most smoothly run, door prize-laden tournaments you will ever play in. Last year, 139 golfers were not wrong! We hope to meet or exceed that number this year. It is always the party of the summer for facility managers and their supporters.
Remember that this fundraiser is our primary means of funding for the scholarships which FMANM supports at the University of New Mexico and at the Central New Mexico Community College. CNM has been underscored in recent year because the tradesmen and women trained there are the very people who are the facility managers of the future, the technicians we need to hire right now, and in general, the people who will manage our infrastructure into the coming years.
With money tight, it is more important than EVER that these ambitious students, both young and old, receive the monetary help they need to finish their educations and enter our work force with the qualifications that we desperately need.
Albuquerque Public Schools Facilities:
2017 Realities and Challenges Detailed
John Dufay is the Executive Director of Operations for Albuquerque Public Schools and, with his dedicated and talented staff, manages 151 building sites with 16.2 million square feet, 12 million square feet of roofing, $50,000.00 in utility costs each day with a 24/7, 365 days a year operating schedule, and 50 acres of turf areas in a geographical area just slightly smaller than the state of Rhode Island at 1250 square miles.
The members and guests of the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico listened as he spoke about his challenges and solutions before a packed house at the monthly breakfast meeting in February. He summarized past projects and future opportunities as APS takes on upcoming projects.
“Bottom line for me and all of my staff is that the students will not miss even one day of school because of some facility related issue. We do whatever it takes, whenever it is needed, and our 70-plus supplier support partners are on the same page with us. Teamwork is the key,” he said.
As I heard it recently said, the turn to a new
year needs to be a balance of what we
learned and experienced in the past year with
what we hope to accomplish in the new year.
Last year in FMANM afforded us the opportunity to
learn about a broad range of topics: from security to Building Envelopes
and from Facility Economics and Sustainability to the internet of
Technology and Human Interaction! We got to experience another great
Golf Tournament at the Isleta Eagle course as well as another Facility
and Building Operations Trade Show!
But we at the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico are
wanting to 'crank it up a notch' for 2017! We will be tapping into some
local expertise to bring you some great presentations at our breakfast
meetings and some more fun as we join together for another Car /
Motorcycle Show and Poker Run! In particular we want to continue to
focus on our primary mission of supporting the tradesmen and
facility professionals of the future. Thanks to the support of our
members we are expecting to give another check to CNM so they can
provide scholarships to students who are up-and-coming in facility related
fields of study (don't miss our March 15th meeting). Also, we will
have a CNM representative come share with us about one of their latest
programs (Hint: it will directly contribute to one of New Mexico's fastest
growing business sectors - Craft Brewing! Can anyone give me a
‘second to the motion' of field trip?
I would be remiss if I didn't thank the Board of Directors for their
continued efforts and vote of confidence as they re-seated me as
President of FMANM again this year, along with Selby Lucero as Vice
Finally, if you are not an FMANM member yet, please take that small
step to build your business relationships and capture the great experiences you can have that will help improve your job performance.
We make work more fun and productive! Put www.FMANM.com in you
browser favorites and join us for some educational and entertaining
events in 2017!
Tom Plummer, P.E.
Director for Healthcare Facilities
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service
Attention Healthcare Facility Managers
Or Any FM Who Needs Compliance Training:
Here is a Resource
The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Hazardous Waste Bureau conducts hazardous waste inspections at hospitals, pharmacies, as well as other types of facilities. They offer their services to conduct free training concerning managing hazardous waste at hospitals and pharmacies. Having recently conducted inspections at several hospitals, they have found the majority of them to be out of compliance. Their aim to provide this training to large audiences spreads the information more quickly than individually inspecting each hospital/pharmacy.
But beyond healthcare, NMED believes they might be able to target some training for other diverse and various types of facilities. Compliance assistance is a key component in their program and keeping facilities in compliance makes the job a lot easier.
Need more information to start this discussion? Contact Janine Kraemer, CHMM, Hazardous Waste Supervisor for the New Mexico Environment Department, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Building 1,Santa Fe NM 87505 office 505-476-4372, or email to email@example.com or connect with Facility Manager Association’s vice president, Tom Plummer with the Indian Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org